In Ohio, GOP incumbent, former governor wage heated race

CINCINNATI (AP) — Like two heavyweight boxers battling for the title belt, Republican Sen. Rob Portman and former Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, are trading a relentless series of punches and counter-punches, with control of the U.S. Senate potentially on the line in Ohio.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Ohio teen fulfills wish of halibut fishing in Alaska

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — David Stammen of Sidney, Ohio, reeled in his first halibut aboard a Homer Ocean Charter boat — followed by 12 more over the course of his fishing trip in June.

  • Written by ANNA FROST, Homer News

Dad of Ohio girl found dead in crib gets 3 years in prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who didn't report his toddler daughter's death for about a month before a cable company worker found her decomposed body in a crib at their apartment was sentenced Friday to three years in prison after being convicted on charges including corpse abuse.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press